Students: Apply Today for a $10,000 Grant

The deadline for The Clinton Global Initiative University’s 2010 Outstanding Commitment Awards is tomorrow, April 30th. The awards, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, are used to support innovative student initiatives in one of five areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Applicants must submit a specific, measurable commitment and a plan for developing partnerships and ensuring sustainability. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.

In 2009, 78 student-led initiatives were awarded grants to carry out their commitments to positive change. Winning projects included the demolition and new construction of an ecologically sustainable theater in an impoverished area of Brazil, a radio station in Nigeria broadcasting agricultural information to poor rural farmers living in isolated communities, and a partnership with cell phone companies in Ghana and Nigeria to create a system where any consumer with a cell phone could send a free text message to drug manufacturers to verify that their medication is real and not counterfeit.

Does your student group have a great idea? Apply today!

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